parenting

Tell your child something that they need to hear: they are safe, and you will stop at nothing to make sure that is always the case.

Tell Them They Are Safe (Even When You Don’t Believe It)

Children are not good at understanding odds. Tell them they are safe (even when you don't believe it). Read...
David Sewell McCann of The Good Men Project    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
Families
The implications of heightism, height prejudice, are broad and troubling.

On Heightism: My Child Is More Than Adorable

Heightism. It sounds like a politically correct buzzword, but it’s a real prejudice. The implications of height prejudice are broad and troubling. Read...
Gina RIch    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
FamiliesBodies
You will think you are ruining your kids.

You Are Going To Fail At Parenting

You will fail at parenting. You will fail so hard sometimes that it will feel like you can’t recover from it. And it’s going to be okay. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.15.18   |   SHARE
Let your kids screw up. To my mind, the goal of raising kids is to make them into self-sufficient adults who are kind, smart, and capable of taking care of themselves.

Dear Parents, Go Ahead And Let Your Kids Screw Up Their Lives

“Parenting” has become a competitive sport. But it’s kids who are losing. Let your kids screw up. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   01.10.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I’m here to tell you that sometimes, you just need to climax...

The Upside To Scheduling Sex

After we had our first kid, we decided it would be a good idea to have a weekly standing sex date. Yes, we started scheduling sex! Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Every time you open Facebook or Instagram you risk feeling like an abject failure.

To The Moms Who Feel Guilty That They Haven’t Done Anything Amazing With Their Kids This Holiday Break

Moms! Your kids will remember SOME things this holiday break, but if you don’t make eight dozen Pinterest-worthy cookies, they will not hold it Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
Our society may not yet be post-gender, but our home can easily be.

Because “I’m A Human”: Non-Binary Parenting

I’ve been catapulted from gender-neutral parenting to a call to action to break down the gender binary altogether and move to non-binary parenting. Read...
Ashlee Dean Wells    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man.

How Walk-It-Off Culture Delayed My Autism Diagnosis  

Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man, but my friends helped me realize that autism is a spectrum. Read...
Trav Mamone    |   12.18.17   |   SHARE
Minds